The Times of Israel reports that Rabbi Michael Broyde “emerges as frontrunner for British chief rabbi post.”
A “source close to the search process” supplied information on the process to the TOI including this tidbit, “There has also been strong lobbying for Broyde by the chancellor of Yeshiva University, Norman Lamm, who in a letter called Broyde ‘the finest mind of his generation,’ says the source.”
Not knowing this reputation, we commented on a book by Broyde on 2/20/2011 on this blog. We found the book filled with imprecisions of language and analysis and overstatements of broad conclusions drawn from a non-representative sample of religious liturgical regulations (called by the author “laws”). We were not overly impressed with the work for these additional reasons that we gave back in 2011….
Michael Broyde is a Professor of Law at Emory University School of Law and a Senior Fellow and a Project Director at the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University. He was the founding Rabbi of the Young Israel of Toco Hills in Atlanta, GA, and serves as a rabbinical judge (dayan) at the Beth Din of America, the largest Jewish law court in America.
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